I was actually born in the Philippines and when I was 8, we moved to New Brunswick, Canada. Believe it or not, I actually haven’t been able to explore much in the Philippines. The only places I visited was La Union (where my mother’s cousin lived), Zambales (where my grandmother lives), Pangasinan (a place where we usually had family reunions), and Manila (where we boarded a plane to go to our new home). I want to go to many places, but I decided to start with my homeland.
1.) Boracay, Western Visayas, Philippines
2. Siargao Island, Philippines
3. Dao Waterfall, Samboan, Philippines
4. Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Palawan, Philippines
5. Burnham Park, Baguio City, Philippines
I just realized that i said more about Baguio City than the other places I mentioned. Maybe because I haven’t been to those places. Anyway, moving on…
6. Aqua Planet, Pampanga, Philippines
7. Eden Nature Park, Davao City, Philippines
8. Maginhawa Food Park & Art in Island, Quezon City, Philippines
These are just some of the places I want to go to in the Philippines. And I’m sorry for not giving you much detail about those places, I honestly didn’t know what to say about them. 😅 Anyway, I hope I’ll be able to visit some of these places (if not some, then at least one) when we go for vacation in the Philippines. They looked really fun actually! I hope you enjoyed reading these! Thank you!
I’m back with another post after not posting for almost a month, Time is passing by and I’m excited for summer. I can’t believe it just snowed. I mean it’s already May! It’s supposed to be warm and rainy. By the way, should I still continue this “Did you know?” thing?
Did you know that a koala eats 2.5 pounds of food a day?
A group of crows is called murder.
Babe Ruth, a professional German baseball player, wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep his head cool. Nice~~~
A jiffy is an actual unit of time — 1/100th of a second.
February 1865 is the only month recorded in history to not have a full moon.
Nutmeg, a ground spice, can be extremely poisonous if injected in the vein.
According to Genesis 1: 20- 22, the chicken came before the egg. (Go read the verse… what do you think?)
Babies don’t have kneecaps when they’re born. They only appear between the ages of 2 and 6.
I read this from somewhere, “When opossums are “playing ‘possum,” they are not playing. They actually pass out from sheer terror.” Okay, that wasn’t really interesting.
the Weddell seal can travel underwater for seven miles without surfacing for air.
Crocodiles actually can’t stick out its tongue, cuz it’s held in place at the roof of its mouth by a membrane.
Rats multiply so fast. In just 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants. Ew. Woah.
Kangaroos can’t walk backwards. That’s helpful. Maybe they can hop backwards. Lol. *comfortable silence, then a sudden round of applause
You know Mr. Potato Head? If you’re his fan, then you should know that he was the first toy to be advertised on TV.
Sonic the Hedgehog’s actual full name is Ogilvie Maurice Hedgehog.
Vultures pee on their legs to cool down their temperature.
Your feet have about 250, 000 sweat glands and they make at least half a pint of sweat every day.
OKAY, THANK YOU FOR BEARING WITH ME TILL THE END. THIS IS GONNA BE THE LAST OF THE ‘DID YOU KNOW?’ SERIES. YA’LL MUST BE HAPPY THAT THIS IS ENDING, SO I’M HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT…
i’M jUsT kIdDInG! HAHAHA!
“Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.” – R. F.
I did not imagine 2020 would be like this. It’s just so… sad. 😦 Why did this have to happen anyway? I don’t know the answer I don’t think anyone knows, but I’m sure that God has a reason on letting this happen. Anyway, let’s get on with this.
Guess what Redondo Beach, California’s official bird is? It’s the Goodyear Blimp! And it’s not even a bird! How weird is that? 🤣
A cornflake in the shape of Illinois was sold on eBay for $1,350. Crazy price just for a cereal. Who’s this crazy?
Blood donors in Sweden receive a text whenever their blood is used. I don’t know what to say about this. Any comments?
A moonbow is a rainbow that happens at night. Yay.
Someone tried to sell New Zealand on eBay! Hahaha! The starting bid was 1 cent and after 6,000 hits and 22 bids, the selling price for New Zealand went up all the way to $3,000.
Sumo wrestlers make babies cry for good luck. How weird can these facts get? 😂😂
A 84- year old Canadian woman lost her wedding ring and after 13 years, she finally found it on a carrot in her garden. How does that make sense? 🤔😂
A 155- year- old mousetrap finally caught a mouse in 2016.
The man who made Comic Sans has only used it once. Random fact.
Lake Hillier, located in Western Australia, is unique kind of lake. It’s unique because of its pink color. What causes this lake to become pink? Dunaliella salina, which is a microorganism that creates red dye.
The Russians arrived 12 days late to the 1908 Olympics just because they were actually using the wrong calendar. 😂
Elvis Presley’s manager literally sold “I HATE ELVIS”, “Elvis is a jerk”, and “Elvis is a Joik (New York accent). You see, he was always trying to find new ways to get Elvis’s fans to spend money. That led to selling badges even to Elvis’s haters. 🤦♀️
The incredible Usain Bolt, one of the fastest man in the world, actually suffered from scoliosis. Scoliosis is when your spine curves which happens before puberty and the cause is still unknown.
I think I’m done here. Till next time! Byeeee!
The artist is the creator of beautiful things. To reveal art and conceal the artist is art’s aim. The critic is he who can translate into another manner or a new material his impression of beautiful things.
How are you all? 2020 started as a good year, but now… there’s a lot of things going on. Lots of people suffering from this pandemic (COVID-19), which currently has no cure. But the best thing we can do right now is to PRAY. Pray that this pandemic will end soon, so that people all over the world don’t have to suffer. Thank you. Without farther ado, let’s begin our “Did You Know? Part 8.”
The King James Bible has 788, 258 words, 31, 102 verses, 1, 189 chapters, and 66 books. Lots of commas, I know.
The shortest verse in the Bible is John 11: 35. For those of you who don’t know that.
Bees sometimes sting other bees.
You can buy eel flavored ice cream in Japan! For those who are going to Japan anytime soon, bring me back some! Please.
In Portugal, it’s considered rude to write in RED ink. Wonder why?
The Gecko’s feet have millions of tiny hairs that stick to surfaces with a special chemical bond, which allows them to climb walls and hang on by just one toe. Quite impressive, if i may say.
The term “ASTRONAUT” comes from the Greek words that mean “star” and “sailor”. Interesting 🤔
Jellyfish have no heart, no brain, no bones. I wonder what would it be like to have no heart, brain, or bones?
Do you have a toothache? If you do, I would consider trying this method. Some weird people have used to believe that kissing a donkey could relieve a toothache.
There are more than 1,200 water parks in North America.
Have you ever tried cooking egg on a sidewalk? The best time to cook an egg is when the sidewalk is 158 degrees Fahrenheit (70 degrees Celcius)
“ARMADILLO” is a Spanish word meaning “LITTLE ARMORED ONE.”
That’s it for now! Don’t forget to wash your hands and stay safe! Byeeee.
World War II was fought from 1939 to 1945, having over 38 million casualties, not including civilians. It was also called “The Great War” or “The War to End All Wars”. The war included these countries: Germany, Italy, Japan, France, Great Britain, the United States, the Soviet Union, and China. They were divided into the Allies and the Axis. You could say that the Allies were the good guys, while the Axis were the bad guys. It’s just my metaphor though.
The World War II began when Britain and France declared war on Germany following Germany’s invasion of Poland. The Treaty of Versailles, signed in 1919, a treaty regarding the peace between Germany, France, and Britain. Those three countries were the main countries who fought in the war. At the same time the United States were “experiencing” the Roaring 20’s, the three countries had a hard time rebuilding themselves.
During the World War II, some countries chose dictatorship over their government. Some of those countries were Italy (Benito Mussolini), Germany (Adolf Hitler), and Spain (Francisco Franco).
Many people blame the Great Depression for causing the war, but it’s confirmed that it is not the reason why World War II started. World War II was started by a lot of things, but mostly because of Europe’s addition of the political philosophies, which I don’t quite get.
Before the war even started, Germany already began preparing for the war. Right after getting out of the Great Depression, Germany was more than ready to add more to their land. Their target was their own ally from the World War I — Austria. After getting Austria, Britain tried to make peace by offering Czechoslovakia to Germany in 1938. With these two countries, Adolf Hitler was ready to declare war against Europe. His next target was Poland. Poland was then conquered by the Germans after just 5 weeks of fighting. And for that reason, Britain and France declared war against Germany. The battle fought was titled “Phoney War” because of the lack of fighting. It took France and Britain 9 months to prepare for the war; from September of 1939 to May of 1940.
One war, however, amazingly lasted the whole World War II — the Battle of the Atlantic. The Germans made use of their submarines by sinking any ships that supplied Britain and France. That was a bad advantage for the British, because they at least needed 20 supply ships to survive the war. Fortunately, for the British, they were able to find a way to prevent the ships from being sunk.
The Germans found a new fighting technique which they called the blitzkrieg. With this new technique, Germany was able to capture the Netherlands, Belgium, and France in just one month, well France was more forced than captured.
Germany was pretty powerful now, with all those countries captured. Still, Hitler wanted more. He wasn’t contented. He wanted to capture Britain as well as the Soviet Union. And so the Battle of Britain happened, which was a bunch of air raid bombings destroying many cities. Yes, they destroyed many cities, but that wasn’t enough to actually capture Britain. Because of his failed attempt, Hitler focused more on capturing the Soviet Union. As a result, Operation Barbarossa (1941), with 4 million soldiers, seized the Soviet Union. Five months later, Germany was so close to capturing Moscow, but God did not allow that for a reason. Even though the Soviet Union suffered 4 million casualties, they gave Hitler his first defeat.
By the beginning of 1942, the Allied Power were gaining progress. Later, Italy, German’s ally, went through several heavy battles before being defeated in 1943. Bradley Fish says, “One June 6, 1944 (D- Day), the Allied Forces succeeded in staking a foothold, which in the coming months would grow and expand.”
The last 2 major battles which led to Germany’s defeat were called — the Battle of the Bulge and the Battle of Berlin. The Battle of the Bulge was fought right on the border between Germany and France. It turned out to be the last German offensive and the heaviest fighting the American troops saw during the war. Then after a month of fighting, the Americans were finally able to drive the Germans back. The last battle of Europe’s World War II — the Battle of Berlin — instead of the Germans attacking, the Soviet Union did the first move. The Germans were defeated and the war ended. The Germans officially surrendered to the Allied Forces on May 8, 1945, known as Victory in Europe Day (VE Day).
Because of all the upgrades on the weapons and technology, that made World War II the deadliest war in history. Over 60 million people were killed, which is 3% of the world’s population of 1939!
The Axis Power in the Pacific Ocean was the island nation of Japan, which had been expanding and slowly adding land in 1926. The islands of Japan were united as the Empire of Japan in 1868 and 1969. For 80 years, Japan slowly developed into a strong country and took over neighboring coastal regions. Emperor Hirohito became emperor and continued the expansion in 1826. By 1940’s, Japan was already beginning to take over some of the southern Pacific, including Oceania.
On December 7, 1941, an attack was made on United States which I’m sure you know very well — the Attack of Pearl Harbor. Although Hawaii was not yet a U.S. state, it was counted as United State’s territory since the late 1800’s.
Many historians think that the Attack of Pearl Harbor was more of a warning than a war declaration. The attack killed nearly 2, 500 American soldiers and sank at least 3 battleships. FDR (Franklin D. Roosevelt) delivered a speech which he called a “a day that would live in infamy.” Finally on December 8, 1941, the United States declared war on Japan, joining World War II. Fortunately, for the United States, no aircraft carriers were sunk during the Japanese’s attack.
In just a few months, the Japanese navy and army resumed in taking more territory. They successfully took over the Philippines, which was United State’s territory at that time and ended up dropping bombs on Australia. The Japanese however, had many holes in its reinforcements. The Battle of Singapore was Japan’s victory. Japan’s victory was the worst befall the British military in history, involving 85,000 troops surrendering to the Japanese. The Prisoners of War (POW) were sent to camps and were treated like animals, like being used for target practice, fed VERY poorly, beaten to death, cut into pieces for medical experiments, etc. If you’ve watched Unbroken, then you would get a very good idea of it.
The Battle of the Coral Sea was the Allies’ first “success” against Japan, fought in May 1942. During this battle, the Allies destroyed two Japanese aircraft carriers. The next battle fought was the Battle of Midway, which was an advantage for the Allies because of 2 destroyed Japanese aircraft carriers. The Battle of Midway resulted with 4 Japanese carriers destroyed and 3,000 killed compared to 1 American carriers and 350 killed. This was Japan’s first naval defeat. Yay.
The Battle of Iwo Jima was one of the toughest battles in American history. Iwo Jima is a Japanese island, 809 miles form Japan. This intense 5- week battle in 1945 began with 22,000 Japanese and 70,000 of the Allied Forces. Japan was eventually forced to surrender as they were low on supplies, with 300 captured soldiers and 3,000 hiding in the caves.
As the war in Europe ended in May 1945, American government were becoming desperate for the war to end. They declared war on Japan, yet they were desperate? Well, I guess fighting everyday would be tiring. Also, atomic bombs were invented right about this time, which was more explosive and caused more destruction than any other previous bombs.
The President Truman gave permission to drop an atomic bomb on one of Japan’s city — Hiroshima. The bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945. The Americans thought that it would scare the Japanese and cause them to surrender. But all it really did was killed hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians, which was pitiful. A second bomb was dropped on August 9, 1945, on the city of Nagasaki. More innocent people died. Finally, on August 14, 1945, the Japanese unconditionally surrendered to the United States.
In the midst of World War II, the Holocaust happened. The Holocaust was a mass killing of Jews by the Nazis. Over 6,000,000 Jews died in the Holocaust! I repeat 6,000,000! Why did the Nazis commit genocide? They made an excuse for their actions by saying they were “purifying their nation of all non- Aryans.” But no reason or excuse ever justifies the murder of innocent people, especially on such a massive scale as the Holocaust. Any non – Aryan were to be sent to concentration camp. One of the worst concentration camps, where about 1.1 million people were killed, was called — Auschwitz, located in Oświęcim, Poland. This camp was originally used for army barracks.
The concentration camps would either force the people to support the war effort or be used as mass execution sites. The horrors of the Holocaust remain one of the darkest facts of the history of World War II. It was just horrible and unexplainable. How could those Nazis not have any mercy or even guilt?
Despite knowing the danger, there were people courageous enough to resist Germany and do what is right. Many people from Netherlands, France, Belgium, and even Germany, joined Resistance Groups to save and fight for fugitive Jews or other non – Aryans. By sabotage, espionage, and sometimes guerilla warfare, they slowed the progress of the Germans.
Changes after the War:
After the war, many of the countries taken were given back. Everything was almost the same as before, except for the destroyed cities and MANY dead people. Let’s not forget the Holocaust, the genocide was just indescribable. Let me repeat that World War II was the bloodiest and most “expensive” war in history. The financial cost of the war was an estimated $1 trillion (1940 dollars), the equivalent today of about $11 trillion (today’s dollars). Germany and Japan were forced to endure occupation and pay reparation costs. The world was eventually subdivided into new countries, done to please the Allied leaders.
P.S. Please understand that the war in Europe was different from the war in the Pacific, which was fought mainly between United States and Japan. While in Europe, it was fought mainly between the British and Germans.
Who is your favorite celebrity? Michael Pangilinan
What is your favourite book? Maybe The Persecutor… honestly dunno
What is your least favourite food? Peanut Butter and Hot-dogs and why don’t we add tomatoes too.
What was the last dumb thing you did? I went skiing down a slope and banged myself into a wall. It hurt. I don’t know if that’s normal or just plain dumb.
What, in your opinion, is the worst thing that has ever happened in history? The Holocaust and the Slave Trade
If you could be a King for a day, list five things you would do. First of all, I would be a Queen. #1 I would give money to the poor. #2 I would sleep in. #3 I would travel the world. #4 No more taxes. #5 Eat my favorite foods. These sound really lame. Hahaha!!
What do you think is the cutest animal on Earth? A baby fennec fox. ❤
Which one is easier, division, or multiplication? Division!
Which one would you choose to be, a snail, or a clam? A snail.
If you were forced to kill one person on Earth. Who would you kill? I wouldn’t kill anyone. Unless, it was war.
Do you sneeze? (Is that even a question? lol) Your sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 mph. WOW! Did not know that.
Having trouble sleeping? Listen to this: The “average” person falls asleep in 7 minutes. That can only mean one thing– YOU ARE NOT AVERAGE. Hooray, welcome to the club! Hehe….😅
In 1980, there was only one country who didn’t have telephones in our home (THE Earth) and that was — Bhutan. Yay?
4. “sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” Try saying that. If you can’t, then try again? And if you can, then congrats.
5. The “average” (again) American drinks 600 sodas a year. I don’t know how true this is tho… I have no objection or whatsoever against American *gulp* But, it’s their fault if they get diabetes or something. Hehe…no offense?
6. A funny quote:
7. Another funny quote, not a fact. Or it can be a fact. It’s up to you.
8. Last funny quote. Though you might not think it’s funny.
9. The longest wedding veil was the same length as 63.5 football fields. Wow. I’m not familiar with football though.
10. Children’s medicine once contained morphine.
11. Water makes different pouring sounds depending on its temperature.
Answer 10 of the questions that the blogger(s) gave you .
Nominate 4 bloggers .
Create 10 original questions for your nominees .
Let them know they’ve been nominated.
Kaylea”s questions (is that how you spell your name?):
Do you have a pet , and if you do how many , what are their names , and what type of animal are they ? Yes, I have fish(😂) and I think we about 4-5. I really don’t know. hehe. they used to have names, but I forgot them. hehehe
What is your favorite video game ? Not sure. Maybe Mobile Legends, but I don’t play much. Other stuff take up my time.
What is your favorite movie ? Breakthrough
Were do you live ? On Earth, but to be more specific, I live in Canada.
What is the grossest thing you have ever eaten ? Intestines. I don’t think it’s disgusting, but for others do.
What is you favorite color ? Sky and Navy blue
What is your favorite animal ? DOG
What grade are you in ? Grade 9
What is your favorite food ? Yema. so yummy! ❤
How many siblings do you have ? One, for now. But one coming soon. If you know what I mean. Gets?
What is your favorite song?
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
Who’s your favorite cartoon character?
What’s a holiday that doesn’t exist that you want to exist? (I know, confusing 🙄😁)
Would you rather shoot spaghetti out of your fingers or sneeze meatballs?
What would you rather eat: A spoonful of mayonnaise or squid?
Why are you the way you are?
What’s the first letter that comes to mind right now?